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Policies for streamlining operations of PSCs

On 18 July 2018, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved policy framework for streamlining operations of production sharing contracts (PSCs) for increased domestic production of hydrocarbon resources (Policy). By way of background, the Government of India had awarded 28 exploration blocks (13 offshore and 15 onshore) to private companies between 1980. This was prior […]

Amendments to IBBI Regulations, 2016 – CIRP Regulations

By Ashwin Bishnoi, Shruti Singh, Charu Chitwan The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) notified the IBBI (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) (Third Amendment) Regulations, 2018 (Amendment Regulations) on 4 July 2018 to amend the IBBI (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) Regulations, 2016 (CIRP Regulations) for the third time this year. Primarily, the […]

Why Offshore for Fintech?

Fintech is changing the way banking and financial services businesses are operating at an incredible pace. There are many challenges and opportunities that face financial institutions, business, investors and start-ups. As with much new technology, the speed of change frequently outstrips the legal and regulatory landscape and fresh approaches are often required to adapt. With […]

Cayman Islands investment funds – Changes to the AML Regime

A number of significant changes to the anti-money laundering regime applicable to Cayman Islands investment funds were introduced towards the end of 2017. The key changes are: • Unregulated investment funds will be subject to the Anti- Money Laundering Regulations, 2017 (as amended, the “AML Regulations”) from 31 May 2018 • The Cayman Islands Monetary […]

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DLA bolsters Bangkok with Coudert raid

DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary has raided Coudert Brothers to secure two new Bangkok partners as the firm aggressively ramps up its Thai presence. Former Coudert Bangkok managing partner Chanvitaya Suvarnapunya and telecoms specialist Chatchai Inthasuwan will be joined at DLA by four associates. Also joining the firm is highly rated restructuring expert Lampros Vassiliou […]

BakerPlatt takes on US white-collar prosecutor

BakerPlatt, the Jersey-based legal and professional services group allied to UK chambers 7 Bedford Row, has hired former white-collar crime prosecutor John Moscow. Moscow, who is based in New York, spent 30 years at the New York County District Attorney’s Office. He headed the office’s investigations into the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, Enron […]

Urgent Issues Task Force clears up Application Note G confusion

The ongoing saga of Application Note G (ANG) to FRS5 finally reached a conclusion on 10 March, when the Urgent Issues Task Force of the Accounting Standards Board (ASB) issued its conclusions on the cause of much legal market angst. The document, known as UITF Abstract 40, helps clarify the situation and confirms that a […]

Stepping up your persuasiveness

Securing instructions is easy for some, but not others. Pippa Blakemore provides five steps to sucess Converting contacts into clients is a fundamental requirement of lawyers today. However, although there are many to whom it comes naturally, there are many more who find it difficult and embarrassing because they feel as if they are being […]

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